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    cdnj reacted to Danananda in Swapping one addiction for another   
    You can use EFT for cravings too - it's phenomenal. You gotta use it before you give in to the craving / habit of snacking though
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    cdnj got a reaction from praxisproject in Swapping one addiction for another   
    Sleep is pretty good. Bed by 10, up at 5 am. 
     
    I was occupying myself today by cleaning. The weather is getting nicer so I'll also take the dogs for a second walk after lunch. I know this is just a habit I've gotten myself into. It's time for a new habit! 
     
    Thank you so much. I will definitely make these changes!
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    cdnj got a reaction from praxisproject in Swapping one addiction for another   
    Sleep is pretty good. Bed by 10, up at 5 am. 
     
    I was occupying myself today by cleaning. The weather is getting nicer so I'll also take the dogs for a second walk after lunch. I know this is just a habit I've gotten myself into. It's time for a new habit! 
     
    Thank you so much. I will definitely make these changes!
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    cdnj reacted to jmcbn in Swapping one addiction for another   
    Ok, so you're working on the stress, how about your sleep? Lack of sleep or poor sleep quality may contribute to poor food choices....

    First off I'd suggest ditching the fruit, dried fruit, nuts & nut butters - give them away, trash them, feed them to the birds - anything to get them out of the house.

    Secondly I'd suggest increasing the size of your meals, & in particular the fat so that you are completely satiated, with not so much as a hint of hunger on the cards between meals
     
    Next find a hobby that will occupy your hands & develop your mind/brain as I mentioned in my first post.

    And last but not least get into the habit of washing your hands & cleaning your teeth after every meal - it's amazing (and I say this from experience) how much a simple change in habit like this can impact your eating habits.

    And keep logging/posting - there is plenty of support here for you on the days you're struggling.....
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    cdnj reacted to Xandra in Swapping one addiction for another   
    I understand addictive tendencies. I quit cigarettes 25 years ago, broke an alcohol addiction 10 years ago, quit coffee 8 months ago, and now I'm working on sugar.
    I know for myself it takes a long time away from something to fully get over it. About two years.
    I think a lot about food, but all of it relates to new W30 recipes, kitchen gadgets, cooking methods, pantry stocking, bone broth and Kombucha. There is no space for sugar to come in and take priority over that, but I'm well aware of how easy it would be to slide right back down that hill again.
    The game for me is to not take the first step down the hill. Fruit and nuts are on the periphery of my food world. Between vegetables, meat/fish, and healthy fats, there is a world of food out there to discover and filling up my head space with all of that keeps the old thoughts of sugar at bay and moves me further away from the addictions I once had.
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    cdnj got a reaction from MeadowLily in Swapping one addiction for another   
    JMCBN,
     
    What i gave you was only meals. What happens in between is handfuls of nuts here and there. Then I'll grab a few grapes, maybe a clementine. Sometimes I'll have a small portion of the dinner that I prepared. It's a lot. I'm starting to feel fullness where before I started W30, I never felt full.Week one I was eating dried fruit and nuts like crazy. It was keeping me away from refined sugar and crap foods I was eating before. I'm not buying that now. 
     
    It all happens in between meals when I'm happy, sad, stressed. I doesn't matter, it always happens. 
     
    I will add some veggies to breakfast. I sometimes do a fritatta. 
     
    Water...need to increase.
     
    Stress...oh yeah. I've got that. Working on that with EFT and meditation. 
     
    Thank you so much for your insight. 
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    cdnj reacted to MeadowLily in Swapping one addiction for another   
    Whole 30 is a food reset. 
     
    Neuroscience and maladapted behaviors - addictions. They can begin for one reason and can continue for another reason.   Trading in one for another,  yes. 
     
    It's important to break the cycles of detoxing and binge eating.  The brain will always take you back there - to the root.  And the body is a bully.  
     
    The body screams for refined carbs/sugars.  It will badger and needle you until you cave in. The brain falls victim to the body bully.  Flesh.  Skin and bones.  The rest is water. 
     
    You can turn the tides of addiction.  You can recover.  If you can't break free on your own, sit down with someone for counsel.  Face to face.  
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    cdnj reacted to jmcbn in Swapping one addiction for another   
    Hey there

    How about you become addicted to crafting, or tracing your family tree, or colouring books - or anything that occupies both your hands & your mind...
     
    Fruits and nuts will most certainly prop up a sugar addiction - the best approach is to follow the rules AND the recommendations, ensuring your meals are built to match the recommended meal template, and ensuring that you get enough fat in particular at each meal.

    If you'd like to post a few days worth of your meals indicating portion size we could take a look and maybe suggest some tweaks...

    Remember that this is not just about eating compliant food. It's about creating a better relationship with food.
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    cdnj got a reaction from Lemony in Binge eating - how do I break this nasty cycle?   
    It is so reassuring to read that I am not the only one going through this. I've fixed so many of my poor eating habits since completing Whole30. I used to binge all the time on crunchy things, i.e. chips, crackers, etc. That has stopped but as soon as PMS hits, I am going crazy for that crunch! My family is not Whole30 so all those old foods are still in the house and I'm cool with resisting them but the nuts...I'm having serving after serving. I think if I kept track I would be terrified by how many nuts I have in a day. I'm thinking of keeping them out of the house once they're gone but I know I'll need that crunch satisfaction. Looks like I still have some work to do on myself. I'm definitely picking up the Brain Over Binge book. 
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    cdnj got a reaction from Lanafm in After 30 Days I'm a New Woman   
    I've completed my first Whole30 and I'm taking away more than I could have asked for. I started this adventure pretty healthy but with some real food issues. My meals were typically healthy but my snacks were those of someone who binges. Along with that came the feelings of sneakiness, shame and regret. I had a serious sugar addiction. I say had but a few days ago when I threw out the leftover birthday cake from my son's party I had a touch of...sadness, I guess, over not devouring it in private. So maybe, like some addicts, I'll always be that way. Yet at the same time I was also happy that I'm not that person anymore. Whole 30 has given me the self control that I've been looking for my whole adult life. 
     
    I'm proud of myself for making it though the whole time without going off track. That has taught me that I'm stronger than I thought I was. I've learned that I don't NEED snacks, sugar, even alcohol. I like those things but I don't need them.
     
    The other total transformation that happened for me was that, after 16 years, I am no longer a vegetarian. For a few years I have been looking for the courage to try meat again and Whole30 did that for me. It's only been about a week but I know that I'm happy with my decision and so is my body. 
     
    As for my results, I've lost 11.5 lbs. I am so happy with that. I'd like to see how I feel with another 8 less lbs. so, for the most part, I'm sticking with the Whole30 plan until that happens. (Maybe a glass of wine on Friday, though  ) My mood is more stable. No more sugar crashes and mood swings when I'm hungry. It's been weeks since my husband has said,"Maybe you should eat something" because of my mood. My husband has been telling me that even though I've been this weight before, my shape is different. I'm sure part of that has to do with adding weight training but not having sugar and garbage coursing through my body must be helping, too!. He also noticed that my face looks younger and more healthy. (I have a pretty amazing husband!) Lastly, I now drink my coffee black, I don't snack, I eat fat, I eat meat, I'm gluten/grain/dairy free and I love the new me. Thank you to Melissa and Dallas for your life changing book and thank you to the supportive community of Whole30. <3
     
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    cdnj got a reaction from Lanafm in After 30 Days I'm a New Woman   
    I've completed my first Whole30 and I'm taking away more than I could have asked for. I started this adventure pretty healthy but with some real food issues. My meals were typically healthy but my snacks were those of someone who binges. Along with that came the feelings of sneakiness, shame and regret. I had a serious sugar addiction. I say had but a few days ago when I threw out the leftover birthday cake from my son's party I had a touch of...sadness, I guess, over not devouring it in private. So maybe, like some addicts, I'll always be that way. Yet at the same time I was also happy that I'm not that person anymore. Whole 30 has given me the self control that I've been looking for my whole adult life. 
     
    I'm proud of myself for making it though the whole time without going off track. That has taught me that I'm stronger than I thought I was. I've learned that I don't NEED snacks, sugar, even alcohol. I like those things but I don't need them.
     
    The other total transformation that happened for me was that, after 16 years, I am no longer a vegetarian. For a few years I have been looking for the courage to try meat again and Whole30 did that for me. It's only been about a week but I know that I'm happy with my decision and so is my body. 
     
    As for my results, I've lost 11.5 lbs. I am so happy with that. I'd like to see how I feel with another 8 less lbs. so, for the most part, I'm sticking with the Whole30 plan until that happens. (Maybe a glass of wine on Friday, though  ) My mood is more stable. No more sugar crashes and mood swings when I'm hungry. It's been weeks since my husband has said,"Maybe you should eat something" because of my mood. My husband has been telling me that even though I've been this weight before, my shape is different. I'm sure part of that has to do with adding weight training but not having sugar and garbage coursing through my body must be helping, too!. He also noticed that my face looks younger and more healthy. (I have a pretty amazing husband!) Lastly, I now drink my coffee black, I don't snack, I eat fat, I eat meat, I'm gluten/grain/dairy free and I love the new me. Thank you to Melissa and Dallas for your life changing book and thank you to the supportive community of Whole30. <3
     
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    cdnj got a reaction from nblandry in After 30 Days I'm a New Woman   
    I'm so happy this gave you a little motivation. You should start coming out of those mood swings any day. I can't believe how much more stable my mood is. If things get hard, just remember these tough few days. You'll not want to go through that again! Best of luck to you! 
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    cdnj got a reaction from Lanafm in After 30 Days I'm a New Woman   
    I've completed my first Whole30 and I'm taking away more than I could have asked for. I started this adventure pretty healthy but with some real food issues. My meals were typically healthy but my snacks were those of someone who binges. Along with that came the feelings of sneakiness, shame and regret. I had a serious sugar addiction. I say had but a few days ago when I threw out the leftover birthday cake from my son's party I had a touch of...sadness, I guess, over not devouring it in private. So maybe, like some addicts, I'll always be that way. Yet at the same time I was also happy that I'm not that person anymore. Whole 30 has given me the self control that I've been looking for my whole adult life. 
     
    I'm proud of myself for making it though the whole time without going off track. That has taught me that I'm stronger than I thought I was. I've learned that I don't NEED snacks, sugar, even alcohol. I like those things but I don't need them.
     
    The other total transformation that happened for me was that, after 16 years, I am no longer a vegetarian. For a few years I have been looking for the courage to try meat again and Whole30 did that for me. It's only been about a week but I know that I'm happy with my decision and so is my body. 
     
    As for my results, I've lost 11.5 lbs. I am so happy with that. I'd like to see how I feel with another 8 less lbs. so, for the most part, I'm sticking with the Whole30 plan until that happens. (Maybe a glass of wine on Friday, though  ) My mood is more stable. No more sugar crashes and mood swings when I'm hungry. It's been weeks since my husband has said,"Maybe you should eat something" because of my mood. My husband has been telling me that even though I've been this weight before, my shape is different. I'm sure part of that has to do with adding weight training but not having sugar and garbage coursing through my body must be helping, too!. He also noticed that my face looks younger and more healthy. (I have a pretty amazing husband!) Lastly, I now drink my coffee black, I don't snack, I eat fat, I eat meat, I'm gluten/grain/dairy free and I love the new me. Thank you to Melissa and Dallas for your life changing book and thank you to the supportive community of Whole30. <3
     
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    cdnj got a reaction from Lanafm in After 30 Days I'm a New Woman   
    I've completed my first Whole30 and I'm taking away more than I could have asked for. I started this adventure pretty healthy but with some real food issues. My meals were typically healthy but my snacks were those of someone who binges. Along with that came the feelings of sneakiness, shame and regret. I had a serious sugar addiction. I say had but a few days ago when I threw out the leftover birthday cake from my son's party I had a touch of...sadness, I guess, over not devouring it in private. So maybe, like some addicts, I'll always be that way. Yet at the same time I was also happy that I'm not that person anymore. Whole 30 has given me the self control that I've been looking for my whole adult life. 
     
    I'm proud of myself for making it though the whole time without going off track. That has taught me that I'm stronger than I thought I was. I've learned that I don't NEED snacks, sugar, even alcohol. I like those things but I don't need them.
     
    The other total transformation that happened for me was that, after 16 years, I am no longer a vegetarian. For a few years I have been looking for the courage to try meat again and Whole30 did that for me. It's only been about a week but I know that I'm happy with my decision and so is my body. 
     
    As for my results, I've lost 11.5 lbs. I am so happy with that. I'd like to see how I feel with another 8 less lbs. so, for the most part, I'm sticking with the Whole30 plan until that happens. (Maybe a glass of wine on Friday, though  ) My mood is more stable. No more sugar crashes and mood swings when I'm hungry. It's been weeks since my husband has said,"Maybe you should eat something" because of my mood. My husband has been telling me that even though I've been this weight before, my shape is different. I'm sure part of that has to do with adding weight training but not having sugar and garbage coursing through my body must be helping, too!. He also noticed that my face looks younger and more healthy. (I have a pretty amazing husband!) Lastly, I now drink my coffee black, I don't snack, I eat fat, I eat meat, I'm gluten/grain/dairy free and I love the new me. Thank you to Melissa and Dallas for your life changing book and thank you to the supportive community of Whole30. <3
     
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    cdnj got a reaction from Lanafm in After 30 Days I'm a New Woman   
    I've completed my first Whole30 and I'm taking away more than I could have asked for. I started this adventure pretty healthy but with some real food issues. My meals were typically healthy but my snacks were those of someone who binges. Along with that came the feelings of sneakiness, shame and regret. I had a serious sugar addiction. I say had but a few days ago when I threw out the leftover birthday cake from my son's party I had a touch of...sadness, I guess, over not devouring it in private. So maybe, like some addicts, I'll always be that way. Yet at the same time I was also happy that I'm not that person anymore. Whole 30 has given me the self control that I've been looking for my whole adult life. 
     
    I'm proud of myself for making it though the whole time without going off track. That has taught me that I'm stronger than I thought I was. I've learned that I don't NEED snacks, sugar, even alcohol. I like those things but I don't need them.
     
    The other total transformation that happened for me was that, after 16 years, I am no longer a vegetarian. For a few years I have been looking for the courage to try meat again and Whole30 did that for me. It's only been about a week but I know that I'm happy with my decision and so is my body. 
     
    As for my results, I've lost 11.5 lbs. I am so happy with that. I'd like to see how I feel with another 8 less lbs. so, for the most part, I'm sticking with the Whole30 plan until that happens. (Maybe a glass of wine on Friday, though  ) My mood is more stable. No more sugar crashes and mood swings when I'm hungry. It's been weeks since my husband has said,"Maybe you should eat something" because of my mood. My husband has been telling me that even though I've been this weight before, my shape is different. I'm sure part of that has to do with adding weight training but not having sugar and garbage coursing through my body must be helping, too!. He also noticed that my face looks younger and more healthy. (I have a pretty amazing husband!) Lastly, I now drink my coffee black, I don't snack, I eat fat, I eat meat, I'm gluten/grain/dairy free and I love the new me. Thank you to Melissa and Dallas for your life changing book and thank you to the supportive community of Whole30. <3
     
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    cdnj got a reaction from Lanafm in After 30 Days I'm a New Woman   
    I've completed my first Whole30 and I'm taking away more than I could have asked for. I started this adventure pretty healthy but with some real food issues. My meals were typically healthy but my snacks were those of someone who binges. Along with that came the feelings of sneakiness, shame and regret. I had a serious sugar addiction. I say had but a few days ago when I threw out the leftover birthday cake from my son's party I had a touch of...sadness, I guess, over not devouring it in private. So maybe, like some addicts, I'll always be that way. Yet at the same time I was also happy that I'm not that person anymore. Whole 30 has given me the self control that I've been looking for my whole adult life. 
     
    I'm proud of myself for making it though the whole time without going off track. That has taught me that I'm stronger than I thought I was. I've learned that I don't NEED snacks, sugar, even alcohol. I like those things but I don't need them.
     
    The other total transformation that happened for me was that, after 16 years, I am no longer a vegetarian. For a few years I have been looking for the courage to try meat again and Whole30 did that for me. It's only been about a week but I know that I'm happy with my decision and so is my body. 
     
    As for my results, I've lost 11.5 lbs. I am so happy with that. I'd like to see how I feel with another 8 less lbs. so, for the most part, I'm sticking with the Whole30 plan until that happens. (Maybe a glass of wine on Friday, though  ) My mood is more stable. No more sugar crashes and mood swings when I'm hungry. It's been weeks since my husband has said,"Maybe you should eat something" because of my mood. My husband has been telling me that even though I've been this weight before, my shape is different. I'm sure part of that has to do with adding weight training but not having sugar and garbage coursing through my body must be helping, too!. He also noticed that my face looks younger and more healthy. (I have a pretty amazing husband!) Lastly, I now drink my coffee black, I don't snack, I eat fat, I eat meat, I'm gluten/grain/dairy free and I love the new me. Thank you to Melissa and Dallas for your life changing book and thank you to the supportive community of Whole30. <3
     
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    cdnj got a reaction from audream in After 30 Days I'm a New Woman   
    Sound like you're doing great! I am still mostly whole30 so every time I feel like I have to say no thank you I think about all the awesome foods I've added to my diet and how great I feel. Good luck to you! 
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    cdnj got a reaction from Lanafm in After 30 Days I'm a New Woman   
    I've completed my first Whole30 and I'm taking away more than I could have asked for. I started this adventure pretty healthy but with some real food issues. My meals were typically healthy but my snacks were those of someone who binges. Along with that came the feelings of sneakiness, shame and regret. I had a serious sugar addiction. I say had but a few days ago when I threw out the leftover birthday cake from my son's party I had a touch of...sadness, I guess, over not devouring it in private. So maybe, like some addicts, I'll always be that way. Yet at the same time I was also happy that I'm not that person anymore. Whole 30 has given me the self control that I've been looking for my whole adult life. 
     
    I'm proud of myself for making it though the whole time without going off track. That has taught me that I'm stronger than I thought I was. I've learned that I don't NEED snacks, sugar, even alcohol. I like those things but I don't need them.
     
    The other total transformation that happened for me was that, after 16 years, I am no longer a vegetarian. For a few years I have been looking for the courage to try meat again and Whole30 did that for me. It's only been about a week but I know that I'm happy with my decision and so is my body. 
     
    As for my results, I've lost 11.5 lbs. I am so happy with that. I'd like to see how I feel with another 8 less lbs. so, for the most part, I'm sticking with the Whole30 plan until that happens. (Maybe a glass of wine on Friday, though  ) My mood is more stable. No more sugar crashes and mood swings when I'm hungry. It's been weeks since my husband has said,"Maybe you should eat something" because of my mood. My husband has been telling me that even though I've been this weight before, my shape is different. I'm sure part of that has to do with adding weight training but not having sugar and garbage coursing through my body must be helping, too!. He also noticed that my face looks younger and more healthy. (I have a pretty amazing husband!) Lastly, I now drink my coffee black, I don't snack, I eat fat, I eat meat, I'm gluten/grain/dairy free and I love the new me. Thank you to Melissa and Dallas for your life changing book and thank you to the supportive community of Whole30. <3
     
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    cdnj got a reaction from Lanafm in After 30 Days I'm a New Woman   
    I've completed my first Whole30 and I'm taking away more than I could have asked for. I started this adventure pretty healthy but with some real food issues. My meals were typically healthy but my snacks were those of someone who binges. Along with that came the feelings of sneakiness, shame and regret. I had a serious sugar addiction. I say had but a few days ago when I threw out the leftover birthday cake from my son's party I had a touch of...sadness, I guess, over not devouring it in private. So maybe, like some addicts, I'll always be that way. Yet at the same time I was also happy that I'm not that person anymore. Whole 30 has given me the self control that I've been looking for my whole adult life. 
     
    I'm proud of myself for making it though the whole time without going off track. That has taught me that I'm stronger than I thought I was. I've learned that I don't NEED snacks, sugar, even alcohol. I like those things but I don't need them.
     
    The other total transformation that happened for me was that, after 16 years, I am no longer a vegetarian. For a few years I have been looking for the courage to try meat again and Whole30 did that for me. It's only been about a week but I know that I'm happy with my decision and so is my body. 
     
    As for my results, I've lost 11.5 lbs. I am so happy with that. I'd like to see how I feel with another 8 less lbs. so, for the most part, I'm sticking with the Whole30 plan until that happens. (Maybe a glass of wine on Friday, though  ) My mood is more stable. No more sugar crashes and mood swings when I'm hungry. It's been weeks since my husband has said,"Maybe you should eat something" because of my mood. My husband has been telling me that even though I've been this weight before, my shape is different. I'm sure part of that has to do with adding weight training but not having sugar and garbage coursing through my body must be helping, too!. He also noticed that my face looks younger and more healthy. (I have a pretty amazing husband!) Lastly, I now drink my coffee black, I don't snack, I eat fat, I eat meat, I'm gluten/grain/dairy free and I love the new me. Thank you to Melissa and Dallas for your life changing book and thank you to the supportive community of Whole30. <3
     
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    cdnj reacted to mccat97 in After 30 Days I'm a New Woman   
    Yes! I am embarking on my first Whole 30 on Monday [5/5]. (I am running a half marathon Sunday and thought it best to wait.) I am also coming off of being vegetarian/vegan for the last four years, so I am heartened to hear that a vegetarian of longer standing is having success with Whole 30. Many of my exercising/running buddies are grain-free, and I've recently given that a try. It's been a month, and it feels great. (A grain-free vegetarian, yes...it exists!  )  I'm still finding that I am tired a lot, ready to crash some days by 4pm! I do have some seasonal allergies as well, and the weight loss would be an added perk.  I'm most excited to see if Whole30 gives me that "all-day energy" I keep reading about.  Can't wait to find out.  
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    cdnj got a reaction from Lanafm in After 30 Days I'm a New Woman   
    I've completed my first Whole30 and I'm taking away more than I could have asked for. I started this adventure pretty healthy but with some real food issues. My meals were typically healthy but my snacks were those of someone who binges. Along with that came the feelings of sneakiness, shame and regret. I had a serious sugar addiction. I say had but a few days ago when I threw out the leftover birthday cake from my son's party I had a touch of...sadness, I guess, over not devouring it in private. So maybe, like some addicts, I'll always be that way. Yet at the same time I was also happy that I'm not that person anymore. Whole 30 has given me the self control that I've been looking for my whole adult life. 
     
    I'm proud of myself for making it though the whole time without going off track. That has taught me that I'm stronger than I thought I was. I've learned that I don't NEED snacks, sugar, even alcohol. I like those things but I don't need them.
     
    The other total transformation that happened for me was that, after 16 years, I am no longer a vegetarian. For a few years I have been looking for the courage to try meat again and Whole30 did that for me. It's only been about a week but I know that I'm happy with my decision and so is my body. 
     
    As for my results, I've lost 11.5 lbs. I am so happy with that. I'd like to see how I feel with another 8 less lbs. so, for the most part, I'm sticking with the Whole30 plan until that happens. (Maybe a glass of wine on Friday, though  ) My mood is more stable. No more sugar crashes and mood swings when I'm hungry. It's been weeks since my husband has said,"Maybe you should eat something" because of my mood. My husband has been telling me that even though I've been this weight before, my shape is different. I'm sure part of that has to do with adding weight training but not having sugar and garbage coursing through my body must be helping, too!. He also noticed that my face looks younger and more healthy. (I have a pretty amazing husband!) Lastly, I now drink my coffee black, I don't snack, I eat fat, I eat meat, I'm gluten/grain/dairy free and I love the new me. Thank you to Melissa and Dallas for your life changing book and thank you to the supportive community of Whole30. <3
     
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    cdnj got a reaction from Lanafm in After 30 Days I'm a New Woman   
    I've completed my first Whole30 and I'm taking away more than I could have asked for. I started this adventure pretty healthy but with some real food issues. My meals were typically healthy but my snacks were those of someone who binges. Along with that came the feelings of sneakiness, shame and regret. I had a serious sugar addiction. I say had but a few days ago when I threw out the leftover birthday cake from my son's party I had a touch of...sadness, I guess, over not devouring it in private. So maybe, like some addicts, I'll always be that way. Yet at the same time I was also happy that I'm not that person anymore. Whole 30 has given me the self control that I've been looking for my whole adult life. 
     
    I'm proud of myself for making it though the whole time without going off track. That has taught me that I'm stronger than I thought I was. I've learned that I don't NEED snacks, sugar, even alcohol. I like those things but I don't need them.
     
    The other total transformation that happened for me was that, after 16 years, I am no longer a vegetarian. For a few years I have been looking for the courage to try meat again and Whole30 did that for me. It's only been about a week but I know that I'm happy with my decision and so is my body. 
     
    As for my results, I've lost 11.5 lbs. I am so happy with that. I'd like to see how I feel with another 8 less lbs. so, for the most part, I'm sticking with the Whole30 plan until that happens. (Maybe a glass of wine on Friday, though  ) My mood is more stable. No more sugar crashes and mood swings when I'm hungry. It's been weeks since my husband has said,"Maybe you should eat something" because of my mood. My husband has been telling me that even though I've been this weight before, my shape is different. I'm sure part of that has to do with adding weight training but not having sugar and garbage coursing through my body must be helping, too!. He also noticed that my face looks younger and more healthy. (I have a pretty amazing husband!) Lastly, I now drink my coffee black, I don't snack, I eat fat, I eat meat, I'm gluten/grain/dairy free and I love the new me. Thank you to Melissa and Dallas for your life changing book and thank you to the supportive community of Whole30. <3
     
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    cdnj got a reaction from Lanafm in After 30 Days I'm a New Woman   
    I've completed my first Whole30 and I'm taking away more than I could have asked for. I started this adventure pretty healthy but with some real food issues. My meals were typically healthy but my snacks were those of someone who binges. Along with that came the feelings of sneakiness, shame and regret. I had a serious sugar addiction. I say had but a few days ago when I threw out the leftover birthday cake from my son's party I had a touch of...sadness, I guess, over not devouring it in private. So maybe, like some addicts, I'll always be that way. Yet at the same time I was also happy that I'm not that person anymore. Whole 30 has given me the self control that I've been looking for my whole adult life. 
     
    I'm proud of myself for making it though the whole time without going off track. That has taught me that I'm stronger than I thought I was. I've learned that I don't NEED snacks, sugar, even alcohol. I like those things but I don't need them.
     
    The other total transformation that happened for me was that, after 16 years, I am no longer a vegetarian. For a few years I have been looking for the courage to try meat again and Whole30 did that for me. It's only been about a week but I know that I'm happy with my decision and so is my body. 
     
    As for my results, I've lost 11.5 lbs. I am so happy with that. I'd like to see how I feel with another 8 less lbs. so, for the most part, I'm sticking with the Whole30 plan until that happens. (Maybe a glass of wine on Friday, though  ) My mood is more stable. No more sugar crashes and mood swings when I'm hungry. It's been weeks since my husband has said,"Maybe you should eat something" because of my mood. My husband has been telling me that even though I've been this weight before, my shape is different. I'm sure part of that has to do with adding weight training but not having sugar and garbage coursing through my body must be helping, too!. He also noticed that my face looks younger and more healthy. (I have a pretty amazing husband!) Lastly, I now drink my coffee black, I don't snack, I eat fat, I eat meat, I'm gluten/grain/dairy free and I love the new me. Thank you to Melissa and Dallas for your life changing book and thank you to the supportive community of Whole30. <3
     
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    This might be my favorite comment in your whole story. Emphasis added by me. Congratulations on your great success!
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    cdnj got a reaction from Lanafm in After 30 Days I'm a New Woman   
    I've completed my first Whole30 and I'm taking away more than I could have asked for. I started this adventure pretty healthy but with some real food issues. My meals were typically healthy but my snacks were those of someone who binges. Along with that came the feelings of sneakiness, shame and regret. I had a serious sugar addiction. I say had but a few days ago when I threw out the leftover birthday cake from my son's party I had a touch of...sadness, I guess, over not devouring it in private. So maybe, like some addicts, I'll always be that way. Yet at the same time I was also happy that I'm not that person anymore. Whole 30 has given me the self control that I've been looking for my whole adult life. 
     
    I'm proud of myself for making it though the whole time without going off track. That has taught me that I'm stronger than I thought I was. I've learned that I don't NEED snacks, sugar, even alcohol. I like those things but I don't need them.
     
    The other total transformation that happened for me was that, after 16 years, I am no longer a vegetarian. For a few years I have been looking for the courage to try meat again and Whole30 did that for me. It's only been about a week but I know that I'm happy with my decision and so is my body. 
     
    As for my results, I've lost 11.5 lbs. I am so happy with that. I'd like to see how I feel with another 8 less lbs. so, for the most part, I'm sticking with the Whole30 plan until that happens. (Maybe a glass of wine on Friday, though  ) My mood is more stable. No more sugar crashes and mood swings when I'm hungry. It's been weeks since my husband has said,"Maybe you should eat something" because of my mood. My husband has been telling me that even though I've been this weight before, my shape is different. I'm sure part of that has to do with adding weight training but not having sugar and garbage coursing through my body must be helping, too!. He also noticed that my face looks younger and more healthy. (I have a pretty amazing husband!) Lastly, I now drink my coffee black, I don't snack, I eat fat, I eat meat, I'm gluten/grain/dairy free and I love the new me. Thank you to Melissa and Dallas for your life changing book and thank you to the supportive community of Whole30. <3